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Old 09-12-2013, 06:22 AM   #46
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This afternoon, coming back from work. In moderately heavy traffic on the freeway. Guy on a Kawi ZX6R passes me. He's wearing sneakers, jeans, t-shirt, NO gloves. Backpack. Hi-vis vest, which appears to be part of his work uniform. (Construction work, I'm guessing.)

He's maybe 30 feet in front of me. 50 or so feet in front of him, a Minivan slows for traffic. He must not have been paying attention. Switches from rolling ON the throttle to chopping the gas, and locking up the rear wheel. No joke: Smoke pouring off the rear for about 30-40 feet! Avoids rear-ending the Minivan by less than a foot.

Never touched his front brake. Fucking Harley riders...


Skills, people! Fucking learn how to ride!
how is this "near death?"

dude didn't even touch anything
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Old 09-12-2013, 07:09 AM   #47
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how is this "near death?"

dude didn't even touch anything
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Old 09-12-2013, 09:28 AM   #48
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that said, to reduce your speed from 280 till 130 needs some effort, everybody can go fast but i thought that this braking, was well done. if it was smart to do that speed over there, i guess not, but that is something different, good thing is than again, he was paying attention and not using the rear brake.
Dunno what bike that is, but at least with modern ABS-brakes, you don't really need that much to stop quickly.

Missing the back bumper by a rats pubic hair... you sure you're not getting good judgment and good luck mixed up here? Looked more like the latter to me.
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Old 09-12-2013, 11:19 AM   #49
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maybe a bit of both.
we all need a bit of luck sometimes.

but i wasn't there so i can not judge for sure how good or bad this really was.

and i just read a comment that there were about 3 cuts in this clip. so maybe it is even a set up.
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Old 09-12-2013, 11:55 AM   #50
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The measure of success is whether you were able to avoid what you were about to hit, not crash, and stay in control.
And remember me what the rider you witnessed did again?














So it's good for you but not for anyone else?

What's the difference between "fiddling with my GPS" and "not paying attention to a slowing Minivan"?
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Old 09-12-2013, 12:10 PM   #51
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He wasn't even going FAST, 230? Thats metric mph not hardly even movin!!!
Is it like metric inch?
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And remember me what the rider you witnessed did again?

So it's good for you but not for anyone else?

What's the difference between "fiddling with my GPS" and "not paying attention to a slowing Minivan"?

You should start a thread "Near death witnessed: Asshole with ADV sticker nearly runs into his riding buddy, while playing with GPS."
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Old 09-12-2013, 12:13 PM   #53
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You should start a thread "Near death witnessed: Asshole with ADV sticker nearly runs into his riding buddy, while playing with GPS."
Subtitle: "Awesome stoppie performance, too!"

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Old 09-12-2013, 12:16 PM   #54
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Subtitle: "Awesome stoppie performance, too!"

Which... BTW....

If I saw that rider stoppie, at least I would have known he was stopping as quickly as possible. Instead, I saw him turn his rear tire into blue smoke, and very nearly hurt himself, for no reason other than he never learned how to ride.
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Old 09-13-2013, 11:47 AM   #55
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Which... BTW....

If I saw that rider stoppie, at least I would have known he was stopping as quickly as possible. Instead, I saw him turn his rear tire into blue smoke, and very nearly hurt himself, for no reason other than he never learned how to ride.
Did you stop in time doing your stoppie?

Did he stop in time while smoking his tire?


Yes and yes.

So what's the difference?


If he had time to smoke his tire and only (per your call) used his rear brake but still stop in time, it wasn't that big of an "emergency" stop. Maybe not the best use of braking power but still a positive result.


If you so panicked that you lifted your rear wheel while using your front brake, but still stop in time, it surely was a closer call than what this guy experienced. Maybe not the best way to use braking power again but still a positive result.


After thinking about both stories, I'm still not sure who's the rider needing to learn to ride if any. Maybe both, maybe none. Sometimes it just a "shit happens" case, we can all do that, who really knows?


But one thing is clear to me; if this guy need to learn to ride per your standards, you should learn yourself too.
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Did you stop in time doing your stoppie?

Did he stop in time while smoking his tire?


Yes and yes.

So what's the difference?


If he had time to smoke his tire and only (per your call) used his rear brake but still stop in time, it wasn't that big of an "emergency" stop. Maybe not the best use of braking power but still a positive result.


If you so panicked that you lifted your rear wheel while using your front brake, but still stop in time, it surely was a closer call than what this guy experienced. Maybe not the best way to use braking power again but still a positive result.


After thinking about both stories, I'm still not sure who's the rider needing to learn to ride if any. Maybe both, maybe none. Sometimes it just a "shit happens" case, we can all do that, who really knows?


But one thing is clear to me; if this guy need to learn to ride per your standards, you should learn yourself too.

You must be a blast in the "hanging off" threads. Amirite?
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If I have nothing more intelligent to say, I'll quit the conversation.
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Old 09-13-2013, 04:58 PM   #59
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What I want to know is how the zook rider managed to both A) disintegrate a rear tire in blue smoke while B) crawling along in stop and go traffic, as you have repeatedly ascertained? The two are at odds with one another in my book.

Your story is weak sauce.
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He was going so slowly that I had time to watch the near-disaster unfold and think about it. I could have gassed it, PASSED HIM , and still stopped before the Minivan. Or, at least that's what it felt like to me. That's how slow he was going.
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No joke: Smoke pouring off the rear for about 30-40 feet!
Which is it?
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